Homeschool Week 7: Houseguests

We are taking a break today. Three of the four children are sick. We are on track even though the children were at their grandparents house for three schooldays last week. I will still read our Natural Science, History and Bible Stories to the children today while they rest.

I haven’t posted a menu plan, because I spent Saturday morning cleaning my entire downstairs. For those who read my post regularly know that my brother and his family stay here with me. They stay downstairs and are supposed to clean the downstairs and my family clean the upstairs…that was distribution of labor in the household. This cleaning is to be done once a week.

I asked my brothers girlfriend if they had gotten around to cleaning the bathroom yet and she told me that she had cleaned it three days ago. I asked her to come into the bathroom and I gently told her that I don’t doubt that she cleaned the bathroom three day ago, but that if their is a ring of grime in the toilet, yellow stains under the toilet seat and muck all around the faucets that it was not my expectation of clean.

While chuckling she then said “Oh no…I don’t clean toilets that’s your brothers job.” Needless to say I was a little irritated at this point but I firmly responded “I don’t know what you and his arrangement is but you both agreed to keep this bathroom clean. Now I’m going to clean it because this is my home and I know how I want it to look, but the two of you need to figure out a plan for sticking to the agreement.”

This week our Bible focus will be patience and long suffering.


  1. Lawanda says

    “…like…yuck.” LOL

    Well, I wouldn’t do it with a rag, myself, but it is easy with a toilet brush! Maybe you could show her how to do it…?


  2. Country Girl At Heart says

    I’m the same way Brenda. I’m a rag and lots of cleanser person. I like a clean bathroom and kitchen. I just think that a dirty bathroom says something about a person…like…yuck.


  3. Anonymous says

    I’m sorry you’re still having problems! I don’t know about anyone else, but I like to get in there & clean the toilet with a rag & cleanser. It’s really not so distasteful, as the toilet is flushing while I do this. But for the squeamish, I say put on a pair of rubber gloves & get a toilet brush! Maybe the girlfriend was never shown the proper way to do things. If not, it’s possible everything you show her is “Cleaning 101″…!!



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